How many boer goats can I raise per acre?

Discussion in 'Goats' started by farmgirl85, Jul 24, 2005.

  1. farmgirl85

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    I am thinking of getting some boer goats. I am curious of the goats per acre. Thanks in advance for your responses. Farmgirl 85
     
  2. james dilley

    james dilley Well-Known Member Supporter

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    That depends where you live amount of avalible browse and what your weather is like to put a few thing out to think of.
     

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    We live in the Eastern midwest and are rich in browse availibilty. Do they depend on grains or just pasture? Our weather in the summer can hit 90 and can hit 0 in the winter. Snow is moderate and in a normal summer rainfall is more than enough to maintain a decent pasture.
     
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    james dilley Well-Known Member Supporter

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    With good fences and mineral blocks you should get by with 7 hd per acre, now thats a estamate depending on the forage and weather conditions, they will need some supplimental grain depending on the weather. Don't forget shelter and good clean water.